NHS waiting times for elective care in England: report, together with formal minutes related to the report

Document type
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Committee of Public Accounts
Date of publication
29 April 2014
House of Commons papers, session 2013/14; HC 1002
Health Services
Social welfare
Material type

Download (126KB )

The success of NHS hospital trusts (trusts) in meeting the 18-week waiting time standards for non-emergency care means that patients are waiting less time for treatment, although the challenge of achieving the standards is increasing as demand for trusts' services grows. However, errors in trusts' recording of waiting time information undermine public confidence in reported performance. The Department of Health (the Department), NHS England, Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority accept the need to improve the reliability of waiting time performance information. The system of fines for missing the standards is not being used by all commissioners to drive improved performance. Work is also needed to improve patients' understanding of their rights and responsibilities relating to waiting times.

Related to TSO

BHS: First Report of the Work and Pensions Committee and Fourth Report of the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee of Session 2016-17. Report together with formal minutes relating to the report

BHS (British Home Stores), which was founded in 1928, was bought by Sir Philip Green in 2000. It became part of the Taveta group, which is ultimately controlled by Lady Green, in 2009. On 11 March 2015

A reconsideration of tax credit cuts: report, together with formal minutes relating to the report

The 2015 Summer Budget proposed draconian cuts to in-work tax credits in 2016-17. Even when combined with the welcome increase in the income tax personal allowance and the National Living Wage, these

Education, skills and productivity: commissioned research

The Education Committee and the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee agreed to carry out joint work on the contribution that education and skills make to productivity. In preparation for this work,

Welfare-to-work: report, together with formal minutes relating to the report

The Work Programme has streamlined the procurement of welfare-to-work, created a stable, GB-wide welfare-to-work infrastructure, and now produces a similar level of job outcomes for mainstream participants

More items related to this publisher